Week of the Young Child is April 10 to 16
April 10 marked the start of the 41st national celebration of Week of the Young Child. To mark this special week the Grand County early childhood community, Grand Beginnings, and the Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has joined with communities all across the country to proclaim the Week of April 10 through the 16 as Week of the Young Child. Week of the Young Child unites communities across the country to celebrate and honor young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives. The BOCC proclamation highlights the importance of young children and families in Grand County and how services like high quality child care support our community’s long term economic development and overall wellbeing.
Week of the Young Child helps all of us to focus on our young children’s needs and that they deserve high-quality early learning experiences at home and in child care settings that will help prepare them for life. Our Grand County has a great opportunity to do our part to help young children and to recognize that “Early Years are Learning Years” for all young children.
Grand Beginnings is marking the celebration with the 15th Annual Children’s Fair from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 15 at Granby Elementary. This event is a great opportunity for local families to come and learn about resources for children in their community and for children birth to age 8 to come and enjoy some exciting activities. This year’s fair has a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the ARTS and Math) theme and will feature the West Grand Junior High and High School Robotics Club, along with many other great activities. Many vendors will also have great information for families and caregivers on child development, health, parenting, and safety issues. The Children’s Fair is free and open to all families with children under 8.
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